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Peshawar cinema blasts: Police lodge case against unidentified persons

PESHAWAR: A case was lodged against two unidentified persons in the Peshawar cinema blasts, Express News reported on Monday.

On February 2, five people were killed and 33 others injured in two hand-grenade attacks on Picture House cinema.

The injured had been taken to Lady Reading Hospital for medical treatment.

According to witnesses, the attack had taken place during the screening of a Pashto movieZiddi Pakhtun.

The cinema manager and guard have also been included in the investigation.

The police have also released the initial investigation report of the blasts.

According to the report, both bombers were inside the cinema when the incident occurred.

The report also mentioned that that one of the hand-grenades landed in the middle of the cinema and the other on the head of a man in the audience.

The report stated that the blasts took place after intermission. The police claimed that the cinema administration was found to be careless and neglectful. It has been included in investigation.

This is not the first time a cinema in Peshawar has been attacked. Around six people were killed in a blast outside the entrance of the nearby Tasveer Mehal cinema in May 2009.

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